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1. A sudden increase in price, especially of a stock. Runups are usually temporary.

2. A sudden increase in some economic measure. For example, the Federal Reserve may run up interest rates, or a recession may lead to a runup in unemployment.


A sharp, short-term increase in the price of a stock or the stock market.
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I don't want go through this confusion and I am satisfied with the little change that I have made to my runup, said the Bengal mediumpacer.
Walcott and Landay have been hailed by E&P, and others, many times for being among the most persistent, and accurate, in questioning the administration's evidence in the runup to the war.
However, in the runup to the debate in parliament, Archbishop Vincent Gerard Nichols of Birmingham let it slip in an interview with the BBC that British Catholic agencies had been placing children with homosexuals for years.
The Defence Secretary also said he saw 'no reason at this stage' to delay the hand over date, but it was vital to deal with the threats to security in the runup to June 30.
The runup of a tsunami created by a simulated fault was compared to the angle of the constructed model shoreline system to determine which angle of the continental shelf would create the highest height of the tsunami.
Statement made prior to gold's runup to over $300/oz.
Despite the runup in prices, no one expects to see large-scale replacement of antimony oxide in the near future.
Part of the recent sluggishness reflected a decline in utility output following a weather-related runup in February, but manufacturing output also grew more slowly.
And fans will probably not miss the terrible feeling of dread in the runup to derbies.